The origin of the $\alpha$-enhancement of massive galaxies

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Segers, M.C.; Schaye, J.; Bower, R.; Crain, R.; Schaller, M.; Theuns, T.;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw111
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

We study the origin of the stellar $\alpha$-element-to-iron abundance ratio, $[\alpha/\mathrm{Fe}]_{\ast}$, of present-day central galaxies, using cosmological, hydrodynamical simulations from the Evolution and Assembly of GaLaxies and their Environments (EAGLE) project... View more